Connecting the Plastic Network

windows10

1.  Remove Windows10 built-in Apps

Using PowerShell (for each accounts):

Get-AppxPackage *windowsstore* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage *Cortana* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage *oneconnect* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage *solitair* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage *onenote* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage *bing* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage *communications* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage *advertising* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage *stickynotes* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage *store* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.GetHelp | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.Getstarted | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.Microsoft3DViewer | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.People | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.Print3D | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.ScreenSketch | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.Wallet | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.WindowsFeedbackHub | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.WindowsMaps | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.XboxGameOverlay | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.XboxSpeechToTextOverlay | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.YourPhone | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.WindowsCamera | Remove-AppxPackage
# Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.Windows.Photos | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.XboxIdentityProvider | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.DesktopAppInstaller | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.Messaging | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.MicrosoftOfficeHub | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.MixedReality.Portal | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.SkypeApp | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.Xbox.TCUI | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.XboxApp | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.XboxGamingOverlay | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.ZuneMusic | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.ZuneVideo | Remove-AppxPackage

 

2 . Next services to stop and disable

Windows Search
Windows PushToInstall Service
Windows Push Notification System Service
Windows Biometric Service
Connected User Experience and Telemetry
Microsoft Account Sign-In Assistant
Microsoft Store Install Service
Geolocation Service
SecurityHealthService

Disable Bing and Cortana Search
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Search]
“BingSearchEnabled”=dword:00000000
“CortanaConsent”=dword:00000000

Disable ads from Microsoft
To disable such ads in the Start menu, right-click the ad when you see it and select “Turn off all suggestions” option in the context menu. You can also open Settings and navigate to Personalization > Start, and disable the following option:
Occasionally show suggestions in Start.

Defer Windows 10 update
Settings > Update & Security > Advanced Options
set 10 days for quality and feature update.

Other services to disable:

http://www.blackviper.com/service-configurations/black-vipers-windows-10-service-configurations/

3. Scheduled tasks to disable

UpdateOrchestrator (Recurring Scan and UX broker)
Windows Defender disable (all)
Application Experience (all)
AutoChk
Customer Experience Improvement Program (all)
DiskDiagnostic (Collector)
Feedback (all)
PushToInstall (Registration)
RetailDemo (all)
Windows Update (all)

 

4. Disable IPv6

netsh interface teredo set state disabled
netsh interface isatap set state disabled
netsh interface 6to4 set state disabled

 

5. Dis-allow telemetry

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\DataCollection
AllowTelemetry = 0

  • Open Registry Editor, and go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\DataCollection.
  • Right-click DataCollection, click New, and then click DWORD (32-bit) Value.
  • Type AllowTelemetry, and then press ENTER.
  • Double-click AllowTelemetry, set the desired value from the table above, and then click OK.

 

6. Turn off Windows Features

Internet Explorer

Media Features

MS Print to PDF

MS XPS Document Writer

 

7. Turn on SMB v1.0 / CIFS File Sharing

 

8. Remove unnecessary startup applications after installing all apps

9. setup scripts

https://www.google.com/search?q=windows+10+setup+script&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-b-m

Line by Line description of what Win10-Initial-Setup-Script v3.8 does (What happens if you disable or enable each line)

https://gist.github.com/alirobe/7f3b34ad89a159e6daa1

https://m.slashdot.org/story/363846

 

 


Thunderbird

1. Disable hyperlinks

Open Thunderbird
Go to Edit>Preferences.
Go to the Advanced>General tab, then click Config Editor.
Promise that you will be careful
Type this into the search bar: network.protocol-handler.external-default
Double click on the option that appears to make it false.
Note: If it’s alerady false, you are not able to click on any link anyway.
Done, you can now close the two windows.

 


Firefox

1. Disable telemetry

https://www.askvg.com/tip-disable-telemetry-and-data-collection-in-mozilla-firefox-quantum/

2. Disable PDF javascript

about:config

pdfjs.enableScripting

set to false